Author Archives: Carleen

Healthy Shrimp and Asparagus over Linguini

This is a simple and healthy shrimp and asparagus recipe using linguine. For optimal health benefits, use whole grain pasta.  I find that sauces using tomato and garlic like this one do a pretty good job of flavoring whole grain pastas.  It isn’t specifically in the recipe since it adds calories, but sprinkling feta cheese of the top of this ... Read More »

Oyster Stew

Oyster Stew doesn’t have to be difficult. My Mom used to make it with a double boiler, but if you only bring things t a simmer, that isn’t needed. Oyster stew falls in tha devilish category given the amount of whole milk and butter in it. You can make it with skim milk, but that honestly is not near as tasty! ... Read More »

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and nothing is better than some fresh portobello mushrooms stuffed with tasty ingredients! This recipe demonstrates how you create rich, decadent flavors and textures in a healthy dish. Small amounts of cheese and ham are the key. Since you are using just enough for the flavor, it is worth it to seek out an authentic Gruyere and ... Read More »

5 Ways to Eat Kale

Kale is considered a superfood, with it being one of the healthiest foods out there. It is low calorie, yet packed full of antioxidants, cancer fighting agents, and necessary nutrients.  Here are five ways to add it to your diet: 1) Make a kale smoothie: Toss kale leaves into your next smoothie recipe. If the kale makes it taste too ... Read More »

Grilled Jalepino Poppers With Bacon

Jalepinos are wonderful things. They are spicy and tasty and, when stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled, they are truly decadent! They also are easy to make. These are super simple to make. The recipe below calls for cutting a slice out of each jalepino to stuff them, but you can also cut them in half and ... Read More »

Ice Cream Bread

Ice Cream Bread is one of the easiest tasty dessert items on the planet. You can make it with just two ingredient. Yes, two: Ice cream and self-rising flour. Then it is baked. Yep, you bake the ice cream, and a magical tasty cake-like bread appears!  The most common variations are vanilla and chocolate, but you can do this with ... Read More »

Top 10 Uses for Hummus

Hummus is great as a snack dip, but it also can be used in other ways, often to lighten up or make other recipes and make them more healthy. Here are my top ten uses for hummus. 1) Use it in place of  mayo: Add hummus to your sandwich instead of mayonnaise, or try making your next chicken or egg ... Read More »

Easy Guacamole

I love guacamole, and while you can buy it premade, nothing tastes better than the real deal made from scratch in your kitchen! Fortunately it is also ridiculously easy to make. When buying avacodos, look  for ones that are soft to the touch. Those totally green hard ones are not ripe yet! You want to be able to easily scoop ... Read More »